What parents can expect from the St. Francis Teaching Team in the coming weeks.

 

As always, the staff at St. Francis will work as a team to support and guide your child’s learning.

This will be a different way of working for us all.

 

We will use Class Dojo to keep in touch about learning. Any questions that you have about other matters must be referred to school 

 

Information for children

 

- A Teacher will log on at least three times each week during the week to set a task/tasks for that day and to check the previous day's tasks

-The teachers are working a rota at school, so other teachers or TAs will respond to your learning at times

- Learning tasks aren't always 'written' tasks. Quite often, your teachers will direct you to online learning, or may ask you to do something practical at home. They will let you know how you can demonstrate your learning. This may be to make a comment on something new you have learnt about that day. 

- Any written work that your teacher sets you will be commented on by your teachers if you take a photo of it for your portfolio

- Only use the video function if your teacher tells you to

You must not use your parents' account to contact your teacher. that is only for adults to use.Teachers will not respond to this and it will be reported to your parents and Mrz Frize or Mrs McGowan.

- Parents, please check to see that what you’re is about to send is sensible and appropriate. It should be related to the tasks set. It’s ok for them to include a little message too, as a way of keeping in touch with their teachers  If there is inappropriate use of your child's Class Dojo account it will be closed down

 

Please be aware that this is subject to change depending on staffing availability.

 

As well as keeping up with some learning, this is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family. Play together: board games, card games etc (we’ll send you more ideas). Take a virtual tour of a museum together-talk about what you see.  

 

Make sure that you have a balanced day. Start the day with some fun exercise (like Joe Wicks or Just dance) with your siblings if your parent working from home. You can do this as a whole family! If you’re the eldest, organise everyone so that adults get a break-maybe to make lunch. 

 

Don’t sit for hours looking at a screen, especially whilst the sun is shining. Get some air -at a safe distance. Do some work for an hour, then take a break. You could make yourself a timetable. Weekends and evenings should be family time and chill out time.